Easter Card Craft for Children

Easter is coming soon! I can’t believe it’s already next week!!! I have a nice and easy card for you to make with your children for Easter. Perfect to give either to the Grand-parents or the teacher!

Pâques carte lapin

The background is Pear Pizzazz card stock embossed with the “Vine Street” embossing folder (which is still available on the Clearance Rack for only $2.99! Only while supplies last). The bunny is made with the 1-3/4″ Circle punch, the 1-1/4″ Circle punch and the Blossom Petal Punch (also from the Clearance rack!) I used some buttons shaped like flowers to complete the card. If you can’t find flower buttons, you could cut some flowers with the Boho Blossom punch instead.

Material:

Stamp set: Voeux Mignons (Teeny Tiny Wishes)

CS and paper: Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

Ink: Pear PIzzazz

Tools: Big Shot, “Vine Street” embossing folder, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, the 1-1/4″ Circle punch and the Blossom Petal Punch, Large Oval punch

Accessories: flower buttons (not from Stampin’up)

Fall Birthday Card

Here’s a perfect card for someone celebrating her birthday in the Fall.  The background paper is from Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (find it on p.18 in the Holiday catalogue. The colors and patterns of that DSP are so nice!) I used the Autumn Accent die to cut the leave and the Pansy Punch to make the flower.  A little sponging makes some wonders and voila!

Autumn Accent and flower

Material:

Stamp set: Exprimez-vous

CS and paper: Tango Tangerine, Whisper White, Gumball Green, Crusch Curry, Chocolate Chip, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Tango Tangerine, Pumpkin Pie,

Tools: Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz die, Pansy Punch, Boho Blossom punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch, sponge, scoring tool

Accessories: Natural Designer button, Linen thread

Instructions:

1. Cut a 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ Sheet of Tango Tangerine. Fold in half to make the card base.

2. Cut a 4″ x 5″ Rectangle in Whisper White. Cut 3 strips of 1″ x 4-1/2″ in Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper. Adhere in place with Snail adhesive.

3. Cut a Maple leaf using the Autumn Accents Bigz die and the Big Shot. Take your scoring tool and mark your leaf to make the veins. (Tip: use a soft surface under your leaf such as the piercing mat.) Sponge Cherry Cobbler on top. Adhere in place.

4. Cut 2 flowers with the Pansy punch in Crush Curry cardstock. Sponge the edges with Pumpkin Pie ink. Cut a smaller flower in Chocolate Chip cardstock with the Boho Blossom punch. Glue in the center of the flower. Thread a Natural Designer button with Linen thread and make a bow. Attach with a glue dot. Cut 3 Gumball Green leaves with the Blossom Petal Builder punch.

5. Stamp you greeting in Tango Tangerine on a small strip of Whisper White cardstock. Cut a “flag” at one end. Adhere your flower and greeting to your card.

Saying Good-bye to the Blossom Petal Builder Punch

The Blossom Petal Builder punch was one of my favorite punch! I’m so sad it’s retiring in only a few days… But the good news is that you can still get it and it’s 40% off!  At $13.77, it’s quite a good deal! You have until May 31 to order it. So email me today!!!

Here’s the Blossom Petal Punch one last time:

Blossom petal punch

Here’s a card I just made using it.  I made the tulips using two of the smaller petal sizes.  Each petal was sponged with Calypso Coral ink. I also used the Bird Builder punch for the little leaves and the Itty Bitty punch pack for the small pink flowers.  I’m pretty happy with the final result!

Blossom Petal tulips (lorraine)

Material:

Stamp set: Woodgrain

CS and paper: Natural White, Tango Tangerine, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Pumpkin Pie, Pink Pirouette, Bashfull Blue, Crumb Cake

Ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Soft Suede, White craft ink (clouds sponged in the sky are hard to see on the picture), Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Marker

Tools: Blossom Petal Builder punch, Bird Builder punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Sizzlit die

Punch Art Valentine’s Cards

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day!  Mine was great!  I spent my morning making cards for my children, lucky me!!! (I really had a blast you will see!!!) I made a really special card for each one, made especially for them accroding to what they like the most!  My son is really into Pokemon, my oldest daughter loves tigers and my youngest one is really into dogs right now. So here’s the cards I made:

St-Valentin Pokemon1

St-Valentin Pokemon ouvert1

The Pokemon ball opens and let you discover a hidden message!  My son loved it! He said it’s a “Heart Pokemon” (a new kind!!!)

Material:

Stamp set: Un coeur joyeux (Retired)

CS and paper: Natural White, Real Red Core-dinations, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Natural Vanilla, Silver and Red glimmer paper

Ink: Real Red, Basic Gray (sponged around the edges)

Tools: Big Shot and Chevron embossing folder, 3″ Circle Bigz die, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, Modern Label punch, Hearts a flutter framelits, Small heart punch, Owl builder punch

Other: small silver brad, Stampin’ Sand Paper block

St-Valentin tigre

My daughter was really happy with her tiger! She wanted to show it to her classmate!

Material:

Stamp set: Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Lucky Limeade, Primerose Petals, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Natural Vanilla (nose),Tango Tangerine (flowers), Gumball Green, Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Daffodil Delight (flower center), Red glimmer paper,

Ink: Real Red, Basic Black and River Rock markers

Tools: Big Shot and Vine Street folder, Hearts Collection Framelits, Hearts a flutter framelits, Bird Builder punch, Boho Blossom punch, 1-1/4″ Circle, Owl punch, Modern Label punch

St-Valentin chien

My youngest daughter thought he was really cute!

Material:

Stamp sets: Voeux Mignons, Hearts a flutters, Every Little Bits,

CS and paper: Primrose Petals, Real red, Whisper White, Natural Vanilla, Soft Suede (ears), Melon Mambo (collar), Early Espresso (nose), Red and Silver glimmer paper.

Ink: Real red, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Basic Black marker

Tools: Big Shot, Hearts a flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection framelits, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Window punch, Blossom Petal Builder, small heart punch, Owl builder punch

Others: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details

Tiger Punch Art

This is the card I made for my daughter’s birthday.  She loves tigers!!! Anything with tigers! So I challenged myself to make a tiger for her!  I was quite pleased with how he turned out!!! I used the beautiful Patio Party Designer Series Paper for the background with the Framed Tulip embossing folder around (in Not quite Navy blue card stock).  The card base is Pumpkin Pie. Making the tiger was really fun, except for the black stripes that I cut and glue by hand… Very tedious! See the list of punches I used at the end of the post. I scored the leaves to make them more realistic! (I love to do that!!!)

Stamp set: Invitation (retired)

CS and paper: Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Pumpkin Pie, Not quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight

Ink: Midnight Muse, Basic Black marker

Tools: Big Shot and Framed Tulip embossing folder, stylus.

Punches: 1-1/4″ Circle (head), 1/2″ Circle (face: white part, ears), Owl Builder (eyes, nose, inside ears), Boho Blossoms (feet), Extra Large Oval (body), Large Oval (body, white part), Blossom Petals Builder (leaves).

Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri “Step-up” version

So yesterday I told you I would do some “upgrades” on the same card…  Look carefully at the new card and compare it to the picture from yesterday.  It’s almost like a “Find the error” type of game!!!  Can you spot the differences? (There’s quite a few!)

First I used the Apothecary Framelits to cut the white piece at the back. I used the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack to punch the holes on the border.  So easy to use since you already have the template made for you!!! For the flower, I made it pretty much the same as yesterday (check yesterday’s post for the technique) but I added some Dazzling Diamonds to add a little sparkle!  I ran the leaves throught the crimper to add some texture.  (I’m still sad that the crimper is now retired!!!)

For the butterfly, I stamped it on Daffodil Delight card stock (instead of Pumpkin Pie) with Early Espresso ink. I used the blender pen to color it with Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso. It looks more real this way. I like it way better!!!

The background is also different, I stamped little flowers in Daffodil Delight and embossed it with the Fancy Fan folder.  I changed the Large Oval greeting for a little “pennant” shape and added a Calypso Coral Organza ribbon to complete the card makeover!

Here’s a close-up of the butterfly:

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla

Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso

Tools and punches: Elegant Butterfly punch, Blossom punch, Big shot, Fancy Fan embossing folder, Apothecary Framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper Piecing tool, blender pen,

Accessories: Dazzling Diamond glitter,  Calyso Coral Organza ribbon, Basic Pearl, 2-way glue pen.

Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri

I’d like to share with you a card that I made that uses 2 of my favorite stamp sets: Mixed Bunch and Papillon Potpourri.  The best part is that they each coordinate with their own punch: the Blossom punch and the Elegant Butterfly punch! Tomorrow, I’ll show you how you can easily step up that card, if you want to make it extra special!!!

Do you notice a little bit of Calypso Coral on the edges of the flower petals?  That’s because I used the “Rock and Roll” technique!!! Here’s how I did it: first, load your stamp with the light color, in my case Daffodil Delight.  Then, you want to roll your stamp on the darker color so that only the edges touch the ink pad.  Voilà! That is how you can add a nice touch to any edges!!! A little tip when using this technique: make sure you use the light color first in the darker color, (and not the opposite!), because you could ruin your ink pad…

For the butterfly, I stamped the butterfly with Early Espresso ink on Pumpkin Pie card stock and used the Elegant Butterfly punch to cut it. Some embossing folders for the background make a nice finish! I used the Square Lattice and the Stripes embossing folders.

Stamp set: Mixed Bunch, Papillon Potpourri, Voeux Mignons

CS and paper: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso

Punches and Tools: Big Shot, Square Lattice and Stripes embossing folder, Blossom punch, Blossom Petal Builder punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Large Oval punch

Accessories: Basic Pearl